JetLite Enhances Connectivity with Air Partner

Published 2/14/09

JetLite Enhances Connectivity with Air Partner

(New York, New York) - JetLite, Jet Airways' all-economy subsidiary carrier, has added its extensive domestic network to Jet Airways' global (domestic and international) route network, via code-share between the two carriers.

With this launch in January, to be implemented in two phases, JetLite's extensive domestic network will be available for sale under the Jet Airways code (9W) for tickets purchased in all international points across the globe.

The partnership will enable both carriers to boost online connectivity with a higher presence on global GDS screens, fully leveraging the power of global distribution networks. This process was initiated with the migration of JetLite to Jet Airways' reservations platform in September 2008.

Overseas passengers travelling to India will enjoy lower fares, through check-in and baggage check-in facilities and frequent flyer benefits, in addition to seamless connectivity between both carriers, across India and several international destinations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, making Jet Airways and JetLite the automatic first choice carriers for these passengers.

According to Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways, "With the code-share agreement between Jet Airways and JetLite, passengers will enjoy unbeatable connectivity between India and several international destinations, besides lower fares and several other benefits, in addition to the higher revenues, enhanced online connectivity and resultant synergistic benefits that both carriers would consequently accrue."

JetLite is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd. and was acquired by Jet Airways in April 2007. Positioned as an all-economy airline, JetLite promises to offer value for money fares. JetLite currently operates a fleet of 24 aircraft, which includes 17 Boeing 737 series and 7 Canadian Regional Jets 200 Series. The airline flies to 26 domestic destinations and 2 international destinations (Kathmandu and Colombo), currently operating a 110 flights a day, on average.

Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 87 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 51 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 14 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.48 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the Asia.

Flights to 65 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The airline will continue to connect existing international destinations with additional gateway points across its network in the future.

Jet Airways currently operates over 370 flights daily.

Jet Airways, with the acquisition of JetLite, today has a combined fleet strength of 111 aircraft and operates over 480 flights daily.

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